Thursday, January 9, 2020

Tour: The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People

The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People by Deborah Stone 
Family, Death & Aging

No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to think such thoughts, or possibly even tempting fate?

Yet there will come a time when you must raise these issues and, ideally, this should be before any problems arise. The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People is the ultimate source of information and help for families with care responsibilities. Deborah Stone draws on her extensive experience working in elder care to offer practical advice on every aspect of the field indepth.

Topics range from how to get help immediately, legal information, care funding options, a guide to useful technology and advice on the main physical and mental health issues that affect older people. Plus guidance is given on dealing with social services and ensuring you choose the right care for your situations. Crucially, the book also offers help on how to cope as a carer with practical advice on juggling family, work and your caring responsibilities while looking after yourself.  

5 out of 5 fairies

The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People is a brilliant guide. As a teenager I watched my family try to cope with my grandmother's dementia and decline into Alzheimer's along with her physical decline. This is the type of guide that would have helped so much. From what to do if you need to act now, to planning ahead, to navigating the legalities and family dynamics, this book is comprehensive and easy to read. Even if you don't need to worry just yet, but have relatives who made need care soon, I would recommend this book to you.

Where to buy: Amazon UK

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads

About the Author: Deborah Stone read English Literature at Durham University and lives in North London with her husband, two sons and gorgeous golden retriever, George.

Her new book, The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People, is an important manual for any family looking after older relatives.

Deborah Stone is a leading expert in the field of elder care. Through her website, she provides information and advice for families caring for older people, as well as advising companies on the effective development of products and services for older people. Deborah regularly appears on BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 5 as a care expert, as well as contributing to lifestyle magazines and national newspapers with advice for those making decisions about care for relatives.

Her novel, What's Left Unsaid, won The Chill With A Book Runner Up Prize for Best Book of 2018.

Deborah's next novel is due to be published in 2020.

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